Saturday, August 14, 2010

One more...

You may be getting tired of our plaque remakes, but I'm going to show just one more. For the first remake I made a "frame" for a wreath. The second remake was a shabby chic baby magnet board, and this remake is different yet again.

My daughter Shannon has been visiting this week. She has the colors of chocolate brown, lime green and turquoise in her home. Originally we were going to make her a magnet board with one of the plaques, but when the project was finished she thought she might use it in a different way.

As you will remember several plaques were purchased at Hobby Lobby for $2 each (90% off) to repurpose in various ways. Shannon used one of these plaques for her project...

She started by spray painting her plaque with a gray primer...

and then used Krylon (indoor/outdoor) spray paint in "Bahama Sea" -- purchased at WalMart for $2. I love the color of this paint. It's a fabulous turquoise blue that she's used on several projects in her home. Just beautiful! (This photo was taken right after the paint was applied before it dried. It dries darker than in the photo below.)

Next we found a piece of Amy Butler scrapbook paper (sold in packages at Hobby Lobby) and she Mod Podged that onto the center of the plaque.

A date with a paint brush and Ralph Lauren came next...

Shannon will probably use this as a "framed print" in a grouping with a lime green ceramic vase and other objects on the top of her kitchen cabinets.

I love how it turned out...

This colorful, contemporary version is so much better than the original piece!




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8 comments:

Jean said...

Great way to use cheap items. The 2 of you are so creative! Jean

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Like Mother Like Daughter. You both are so talented!

barnscrapper said...

What a great idea! I've seen these plaques at my local Hobby Lobby on clearence and just walked right past them without a second glance. You inspire me.

Julie said...

You guys are a dynamic duo! It turned out so prettily...great job!!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

very pretty! Wish I had found some of those frames. Jackie

Renee said...

The blue is really pretty!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

That is beautiful! I love it.

Terrell said...

Oh this looks magnificant!! I just love the colors and the aged look!! Great job, sweet lady!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~